Vauxhall Bridge closure

The bridge is closed until late November 2020.

People can still walk or cycle across the bridge.

At the moment, southbound buses, coaches and licensed taxis can drive across the bridge. This may change later.

All other vehicles will be on diversion.

Safer travel guidance

See our advice on safer travel and changes to travel.

Travel at quiet times if possible. Check out the best times to travel.

Driving

If your journey is through the area but not stopping locally, consider re-routing to avoid central London.

Chelsea Bridge, Lambeth Bridge and surrounding roads are expected to be very busy. Use other river crossings if possible.

If you follow the signed diversion route you will not need to pay the Congestion Charge or Ultra Low Emission Zone charges.

Be careful while people walking and cycling and other traffic get used to the changes.

Check Status updates for traffic and driving to see how the closure is affecting traffic in the area.

Taxi and private hire vehicles

At the moment, southbound licensed taxis can drive across the bridge. Other vehicles are on diversion. This may change later.

If you follow the signed diversion route you will not need to pay the Congestion Charge or Ultra Low Emission Zone charges.

Deliveries

The bridge is closed in both directions to delivery and servicing vehicles.

Delivery and servicing trips are affected by delays. If you are a local business, consider retiming your deliveries.

If your business makes journeys through the area, consider re-routing and retiming deliveries.

Buses

Southbound buses, coaches and tour buses are continuing to use Vauxhall Bridge.

Buses heading towards Victoria are on diversion via Lambeth Bridge and Millbank. Routes on diversion include 2, 36, 87, 88, 185, 360, N2, N87, N136, There are signs at affected bus stops. Buses may stop short of their final destinations.

At busy times, queues for buses may be longest near Vauxhall. It may be quicker and easier to walk or cycle across the bridge to complete your journey from Vauxhall.

Tube, London Overground and National Rail

Travel at quieter times if possible. Victoria station and the Victoria line are expected to be busy at peak times.

Cycling

You can cycle across the bridge in both directions. Use our map to find the best route.

Information

Check before you travel and plan ahead using our travel tools. See: